The Good Doctor's Guide to Colds and Flu [Updated Edition]

The Good Doctor's Guide to Colds and Flu [Updated Edition]

How to Prevent and Treat Colds, Flu, Sinusitis, Bronchitis, Strep Throat, and Pneumonia at Any Age

Neil Schachter, M.D.


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From cold and flu to pneumonia and bronchitis; from tonsillitis and sinusitis to SARS and COVID-19: eminent Mount Sinai lung specialist and leading pulmonologist Neil Schacter, M.D., explains how to treat and prevent these illnesses. In The Good Doctor's Guide to Colds and Flu, he describes how to avoid illness, boost immunity, and combat congestion, fever, and discomfort when cold, flu, and other respiratory infections strike.

This updated edition includes:

  • A new chapter that offers practical strategies on how to prevent, treat, and recover from COVID-19
  • Prevention and treatment plans for the 6 most common respiratory infections: colds, influenza, sinusitis, bronchitis, tonsillitis, and pneumonia
  • The four stages of a cold, and one of the best ways to avoid catching one
  • The latest research on well-known cold remedies such as Vitamin C, Zinc, and Echinacea
  • The four major types of pneumonias, and the prevention technique that can eliminate more than 80 organisms that cause it
  • Why humming five seconds a day can reduce risk of sinus problems
  • The surprising reason why women catch more colds
  • Advice for people with diabetes, asthma, allergies, and more!


Neil Schachter, M.D.:

Dr. Neil Schachter, M.D., is a professor of pulmonary, critical care and community medicine at Mount Sinai Medical Center. A native New Yorker he is graduate of Lycee Francais, Columbia College and NYU School of Medicine. After serving as a Lieutenant Commander in the medical corps of the US Navy, he completed a pulmonary fellowship at  Yale University Medical School.

Dr Schachter is past president of the American Lung Association of New York and the National Association of Medical Directors of Respiratory Care and a fellow of the American College of Physicians and American College of Chest Physicians.

He has published more than 400 peer-reviewed papers and abstracts and 28 books and chapters on lung disease. His research is focused on workplace  lung health issues, COPD and respiratory infections. His landmark research and advocacy with the Southern  Poverty Law Center led to new regulations  to protect  the health and legal rights of workers in the textile  industry